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10 Things People ALWAYS Ask When They Know You’re From Arizona

This past summer, for the first time in my life, I spent a significant amount of time traveling the U.S. I met new people, tasted new foods, and saw sights I had never seen before. Among those experiences, I also had the pleasure of telling people I was from Arizona, something I’m proud of, but it was often met with a slightly incredulous look. That’s OK, because this state isn’t for most people–but it also meant getting some annoying questions about Arizona, including some ridiculous ones. Here are a few that I and plenty of other people have encountered over the years.

What other questions have you been asked about Arizona? I’d love to read your experiences in the comments section below.

Monica Spencer
Monica is a Diné freelance writer and the Arizona staff writer for Only In Your State. She currently lives in Phoenix with her boyfriend and their herd of cats. You can reach her at